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January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Chinese army sends DF-26 ballistic missiles to northwest region

South China Morning Post: The People’s Liberation Army has sent its DF-26 ballistic missiles to China’s northwest region in an apparent bid to beef up training of its missile force. State broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday that the far-reaching anti-ship ballistic missiles were being used in active training in the country’s northwestern plateau and desert… read more

January 14, 2019 | Other News

Hawaii Military Plans for Space Defense Race

Military News: U.S. military officials like to say that space is increasingly congested and contested. The Defense Department already tracks over 20,000 objects in space, and that number is expected to increase dramatically as new sensors come online that are able to detect smaller objects. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the United States has… read more

January 14, 2019 | Other News

Bavar-373 air defense system to become operational by March

Mehr News Agency: TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Sun. the homegrown mobile air defense system ‘Bavar-373’ will officially be unveiled by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20). Noting that the long-range defense system is 100% developed by domestic experts, Rear Admiral… read more

January 14, 2019 | Threat News

Iranian Cruise Missile to Be Delivered to IRGC: Deputy Defense Minister

Tasnim News Agency: TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said a homegrown long-range cruise missile dubbed ‘Soumar’ is going to be delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, General Taqizadeh pointed to the latest measures to boost Iran’s military capabilities and said there have… read more

January 11, 2019 | Other News

Israeli concerns about Chinese weapons in Middle East

Middle East Monitor: A study published by the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University has reviewed the history of arms deals between China, some Arab countries and Iran. The research institute published the transactions in a book entitled Sino-Israel Relations: Opportunities and Challenges. The data attached to the study is based… read more

January 11, 2019 | Other News

Iran’s Tiny Navy Is Trying to Revive the Persian Empire

Bloomberg News: On the campaign trail in 2007, Senator John McCain sang a parody to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann”: “Bomb, bomb, bomb … bomb, bomb Iran.” That sentiment resonates in the Donald Trump administration, and it’s understandable. The Iranians continue to push their influence throughout the Middle East: using proxies to… read more

January 11, 2019 | Other News

France Urges Iran to Stop Missile Activities Related to Nuclear Weapons

Sputnik News: Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country would launch two satellites using domestic launch vehicles in the near future. France urged Iran on Friday to stop any activities around ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons. “France recalls that the Iranian missile programme is not conform with U.N. Security Council Resolution… read more

January 11, 2019 | Threat News

Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet gets advanced stealth coating

TASS: MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. A new composite material with enhanced radar wave absorbing properties was used to make the cockpit canopy of the most advanced Sukhoi Su-57 multirole fighter jet and the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber, Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec told TASS on Friday. The innovative glass coating has been developed by… read more

January 11, 2019 | Other News

Meet the Submarine the U.S. Navy Calls the “Black Hole” (from Russia)

The National Interest: The People’s Republic of China was an early customer for the 636.3, buying ten submarines in the 1990s. The subs are apparently split between the East and South Sea Fleets. Another customer has been Algeria, which has bought two modern Kilos to supplement its pair of original submarines. Unlike the United States… read more

January 11, 2019 | Other News

Taiwan Plans to Turn Jet Engines into Cruise Missiles

iHLS: Tensions between Taiwan and China leads the former to develop cruise missiles out of old fighter jets’ engines. The J85 turbojet engines in question come from Northrop F-5E/F jets, called the Tiger II. Produced in the 1970s, the Tiger II was a low-cost multi-role jet in the same vein as today’s F-16. The F-5E/F… read more

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